Now in this moment here I must face
My life on this planet might be a disgrace
I’ve lost the connection to things that are real
My ability compromised by denying what I feel
I sit here pontificating acting like I know
When deep down inside I feel very low
I know this charade cannot go on forever
I need greater ballast an anchor and a tether
So I sit here bawling crying deep inside
No longer can my sadness be denied out of pride
Here I am with heavy heart
Time for a brand new start
The circle of life is round like a wheel
The living opportunity to sense and feel
Part of the journey to rise from the muck
Time to get started out of the stuck
One thing is certain sure in this life
You will be tested you will have strife
It’s not whether sadness or difficulty befalls
It’s how you’re resilient and answer your calls
When you are down use your head
Choose to greet life refuse staying in bed
Life’s treats will arrive have patience don’t hate
Don’t be so sad when you’re not feeling great
When was the last time you felt a sense of fear and desperation?
Were you able to get through it? How?
How did you talk to yourself about what was going on?
Were you able to embrace it as temporary or did you see no way out?
What will you do next time?
- Stewart Levine ©
I have always been a seeker, always looking for the answers to what seekers ponder. I can remember Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Psychocybernetics; Dr. Carl Rogers On Becoming a Person. Moving through my legal training and practicing law the focus was always about people and how to better their lives. All that searching, reading, studying and introspective work culminated in this collection of daily readings for seekers.
My work in the world has progressed from fighting legal cases to mediating divorces to helping people understand the essentials of relationship and collaborating to these poems. How can we collaborate effectively and work with each other in harmony to create the world we seek. How can we mindfully enable this world to become a place that works for all.
My prayer is that through introspection using these poems as a guide we can all grow together in making the world the Heaven on Earth we all aspire toward.
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